Alien (1979)


Is this the best sci-fi horror ever made? Do aliens exist? And Is an egg part of the life cycle? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Jay Holavarri unhack Alien (1979).

When the crew of a spaceship is stalked by a brutal creature from outer space, the crew must find a way to survive and escape. Sigourney Weaver stars in Ridley Scott’s Alien (1979)!

Episode Log:

  • Jay tells about seeing Alien as a kid (1:50)
  • Trivia – May 1979 & inspirations behind the film (5:00)
  • Summary of movie’s story/plot (11:45)
  • Differences between director’s cut and theatrical cut (13:30)
  • The movie’s villains (18:45)
  • The movie’s heroes (26:45)
  • This movie’s alien, in its many forms (32:00)
  • Movie is a claustrophobic haunted house (46:50)
  • Relationship to the failed 1975 Dune project (50:15)
  • Flamethrowers (52:35)
  • High tech capabilities vs low tech in-capabilities (1:01:10)
  • Could acid blood eat through decks of a spacecraft? (1:06:20)
  • Real-world wasps that act like the alien (1:12:00)
  • Do extraterrestrials exist? (1:16:05)
  • Budget, Box Office results, critics, awards (1:27:45)
  • Jay takes Dan’s Horror Movie Test (1:31:20)

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Additional Information
“Alien” vs “Planet of the Vampires”
Do Aliens Exist?
Alien Life
Alien (BFI Film Classics)
Flamethrower (Wikipedia)
Alien (Wikipedia)

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